This is a 4-wide version of the Technic Dune Buggy from 1981
About this creation
The 8845 Dune Buggy was one of my favourite sets in the 80's. I modified it again and again and even drew intructions for the modifications. Some weeks ago I found a cool page with this model at Blakbird's Technicopedia. I remembered how much I liked this model and decided to make a 4-wide miniature version of it.
As always I started with LDD and made a digital model first. I also made a minifig scale version in LDD, but I liked the first version more. So I ordered the missing parts with one of my next Pick-A-Brick orders.
Today the order has finally arrived so I built this one based on the LDD file:
Maybe the wheels could be a little bigger. I think, I'll try the rims that are now on the model with the classic truck tires. This combination looks almost like the classic Technic wheels in small scale (Hmmm, there must be some of these tires in the old LEGO boxes in the basement...) :-)